le 12 mars 2016
If you are interested in Rhodesia during white rule and how things evolved there during the 60's and 70's, go and read this book. It is easy to read, yet powerful. It is impossible not to be moved by the life of Peter Godwin, and his feeling of lost homeland and identity. The last chapters about the massacres in Matabeleland in the 1980's are very violent, but depicts his experience when he came back in Zim as a reporter. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in colonial history and recent African history as well. Well done!
le 23 février 2014
took me straight back to my "old" life…yes I was there too and the descriptions, the smells, the fears, the joys…were all there. Wasnt too sure about the shooting of Ian Smith…! But thoroughly enjoyed the book and just sad, because it wasn't fiction, this is what happened and the country has been destroyed …not because of the colonialists but because of the rulers after them.